08091117 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 232 patents.

A prevention-based network auditing system includes a plurality of heterogeneous information sources gathering information about the network. An audit server invokes the heterogeneous information sources via a uniform communications interface to gather information about the network, and converts the information gathered by the information sources into a normalized data format such as, for example, into XML (Extensible Markup Language). The converted information is then stored in an audit repository for security and regulatory policy assessment, network vulnerability analysis, report generation, and security improvement recommendations.

Title
System and method for interfacing with heterogeneous network data gathering tools
Application Number
10/778779
Publication Number
8091117 (B2)
Application Date
February 13, 2004
Publication Date
January 3, 2012
Inventor
Thomas Paul Walpoie
Carlsbad
CA, US
John Patrick Ravenel
Escondido
CA, US
Brian Costello
Los Angeles
CA, US
John Leslie Williams
Riverton
CT, US
Agent
Patent Capital Group
Assignee
Preventsys
CA, US
IPC
G06F 21/00
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